Colorado Rockies Claim 10-Year Veteran Starter Off Waivers

Well, the Colorado Rockies needed a starter.

After a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Rays, Chase Anderson is headed to Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies have made a move to bolster their pitching staff by claiming right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Anderson, who had recently been designated for assignment by the Rays, showed promise in his brief stint with the team, throwing five scoreless innings across two relief appearances.

The 35-year-old pitcher has experienced a fair amount of movement between teams in recent years. With the Rockies, Anderson's expected to step into the rotation after a couple of brutal injury blows to the team's starters.

As mentioned, this acquisition comes at a time when the Rockies are dealing with the unfortunate news of Antonio Senzatela's UCL sprain, which is expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period. The team also lost starter German Marquez for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

As a result, Anderson is expected to step in to fill the void in the rotation and start on Tuesday against his former team, the Cincinnati Reds.

For his career, he holds a 4.25 ERA and has averaged 7.6 K/9 over 183 starts and 962.2 innings of work. Photo Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports